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terri russ Terri Russ, J.D., Ph.D.

current city: hometown:
South Bend, IN Hammond, IN

DePaul College of Law
Purdue University
  favorite quotation:  
  "Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been and look at what can be."

hiking, baking, reading

  favorite books:  

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Composing a Life by Mary Catherine Bateson

  why did you study communication?  

I was practicing law and a client asked me to step in at the last minute to teach an intro course. I loved it and realized that I wanted to do more, so I quit practing law and went back to school.

  why is your chapter important?  

Critical thinking and argumentation are some of the most vital skills for anyone. Understanding how they work in everyday life will change the way you see, understand, and interact in the world.

  if you learned you would die in a few days, what regrets would you have?.
  None. I try to live every day as if it were my last.
  If you were to write a fictional novel, what would it be about?

I'm actually working on a novel that takes another angle at my major research interest. It asks the question of what society would be look like if we took societal norms for female beauty and sexuality to their logical extremes. It's a very dark, dystopian world.

  if you could have one super human power, what would it be and why?

The power to heal others - why not? 


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